Posts Tagged ‘truancy’

District Line Daily: D.C.’s Attendance Problem

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Last school year, about 15,000 D.C. public school students, or about 32 percent of all students, [...]

D.C. Buys “Don’t Skip School” Ad Campaign

Today Mayor Vince Gray will be introducing a new anti-truancy ad campaign alongside Deputy Mayor for Education De'Shawn Wright.
The District has long had an issue with truancy, Wright told me yesterday. "We think part of the issue is that parents and kids don’t understand the linkage between a day’s absence and how much learning [...]